Dr. Shari McMahan

Dr. Shari McMahan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Science at California State University Fullerton. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine and her M.S. degree in Health Science from California State University Northridge. She was inducted in 1998 as a Special Advisor for the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She has served as VP Research and VP Health for the Southwest District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

In 2005, she won the Distinguished Faculty Member award for the College of Health and Human Development. Dr. McMahan is a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Promotion, American Journal of Health Behavior and American Journal of Health Studies. She is co-editor of the Californian Journal of Health Promotion.

Dr. McMahan also directs the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention and is very active in the community preventing obesity, promoting health in aging workers, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in young women. On her spare time she teaches group fitness classes in north Orange County.